We pleased to be hosting our 11th Heavy Haul Rail Conference in Australia’s heavy haul capital of Perth. The conference will take place at the Ritz-Carlton Perth on the 6th and 7th April 2022.
The Australian heavy haul rail industry, boasting some the heaviest and longest trains, continues to lead the world in operations and innovation. As confident commodity markets drive our COVID recovery, becoming an even more efficient supply chain for the export of coal and iron ore is fundamental to Australia’s productivity.
The agenda will showcase the best in local and international project expertise and will give attendees an understanding of the strategic directions of the major industry players together with an update on developments in equipment, technology and maintenance to ensure efficient, safe and reliable operations.
Topics to be addressed include:
- INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE FIRESIDE CHAT| Expert decision making
- INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Empowering innovation in the North American railway industry
- Delivering innovation by investing in rail
- Market outlook for Australian resources
- CASE STUDY | The ARTC Hunter Valley experience: Optimizing the rail network
- Extending special trackwork through automated laser additive repairs
- CASE STUDY | Future technologies for AutoHaul®
- Turnouts for the highest axle loads on earth: State of the art designs, new research insights
- CASE STUDY | Innovating rail freight supply chains
- PANEL DISCUSSION| Heavy Haul Rail’s place in the global supply chain
- The National Rail Safety Regulator’s view of new innovations, technology and automation
- PANEL DISCUSSION | Accelerating the growth, uptake and commercialisation of heavy haul innovation
- Hydrogen in heavy haul rail– Why it is right for rail
- New Emissions Reduction Fund methods for transport and hydrogen
- Statistical study of railway resilience in the face of climate change using graph theory
- CASE STUDY | Increasing axle load on existing infrastructure
- Optimising formation renewals in heavy haul
- WORKFORCE PANEL| Future workforce for heavy haul rail
Author, Speaker and Decision Strategist
President and CEO, Transportation Technology Center, Inc.
Chief Executive, ONRSR
Manager, Emissions Avoidance Methods, Clean Energy
Phillip Campbell OAM
General Manager Technical Standards, ARTC & 2021 Railway Professional of the Year, RTSA
Vice President, Sales, Australia and New Zealand, Wabtec Corporation
Senior Director of Product Development, Holland Rail Services Australia
Senior Engineer - Advanced Technologies, Wabtec Corporation
Technical Director – Rail, Aurecon
Chair, Freight and Logistics Council, WA, & Leadership Coach, Pleiades Consulting, & Non-Executive Director, Pacific Energy Limited
Project Manager, Rio Tinto
General Manager – Rail Freight, Australasian Railway Association
General Manager Customer Service & Operations Hunter Valley, ARTC
Director - Mining and Energy Economist, Commonwealth Bank Australia
Tamara Mahes Pr Eng
Portfolio Manager 290mtpa Plus, Safely and Sustainably- WAIO, BHP
Chief Executive Officer, Logisitics & Defense Skills Council
CEO, voestalpine Railway Systems Australia
Head of People, Arc Infrastructure
Managing Director, Public Transport Authority, WA
Managing Director Port, Rail & Core Services, Rio Tinto Iron Ore
Manager Capability and Development, Aurizon
Acting Director Communications and Stakeholder Relations, Inland Rail
Managing Director, Speno Rail Maintenance Australia
Head of Sales and Commercial, Coal and Bulk, Pacific National
Principal Engineer Fleet Decarbonisation, Aurizon
Dr Ruth Knibbe
Senior Lecturer, School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering, UQ
General Manager Engineering, Roy Hill
State Manager WA, Australian Steel Institute
Professor Ravi Ravitharan
Director, Monash Institute of Railway Technology, Monash University
Dr Andrew Hussey
Director Regional RAMS – Asia Pacific, Hitachi Rail
Chief Executive Officer, Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation
Principal Engineer AutoHaul®, Rio Tinto Iron Ore, Rio Tinto
Infrastructure Lead, Rio Tinto & Director Australia, International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA)
Senior Associate - Rail, Advisian
Next Generation Conference Scholarships
Congratulations to the winners of the Heavy Haul Rail Next Generation Conference Scholarships!
Will Penrose, Engineering Technician, Vossloh Cogifer
Irene Shen, Graduate Rail Engineer, WSP
Neha Babu, Graduate Engineer, WSP
Aashraya Shrestha, Rail Intern, WSP
Andersen Zhang, Graduate Rail Engineer, WSP
Elliot Smith, Graduate Rail Engineer, WSP
We are delighted to be supporting the winners’ professional development and sharing their innovative ideas on how to market and promote the rail industry in a positive and impactful way, as well as educating the broader community’s perception of the benefits of rail.
Winners will receive complimentary attendance to the Heavy Haul conference and dinner and will be presented with a certificate of acknowledgement at the conference dinner.
Alongside Heavy Haul Rail comes the return of the popular specialist Rail Turnouts Workshop in 2022. To be held on the 5th April 2022 as an intensive one-day focused introduction to the fundamental technical knowledge, the workshop will exchange and transfer knowledge from a range of experts working across rail turnouts.
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The Heavy Haul Rail Conference dinner takes place on the evening of the 6th April at the Ritz-Carlton. Join us for this unique networking function which includes pre-dinner drinks and presentation to our scholarship winners. Attendees must register to attend the conference as well.
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Our dinner speaker at Heavy Haul Rail this year is Craig Challen SC OAM. Craig is an Australian cave explorer and member of the Wet Mules diving group. After commencing cave diving in the 1990s he was an early adopter of closed-circuit mixed gas rebreathers.
A veterinary surgeon by profession, he founded the Vetwest (later Australian Animal Hospitals) group of veterinary practices in 1993 and ran it until selling his interest and retiring in 2017. Craig is also an enthusiastic helicopter and aeroplane pilot.
In July 2018 Craig participated in the Tham Luang cave rescue of 13 people in Thailand. He has been named as the 2019 Australian of the Year for Western Australia.
Shaun Robertson, Infrastructure Lead, Rio Tinto & Director Australia, International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA)
Speno Rail Maintenance Australia is a subsidiary of Speno International. Together with our other companies based in Japan (NSKK) and Italy (MECNAFER and A.S.I), Speno International is considered a world leader in the field of rail maintenance, technology, diagnostics and rectification.
All machines operated and maintained Australia wide are designed, manufactured and assembled in Western Australia.
Speno’s involvement in Australia began in 1969 when the first ‘grinding train’ commenced operation in the Pilbara, North West Australia. Since then, SRMA has developed and grown dramatically from providing only rail grinding activities to also providing ultrasonic rail flaw testing and track measurement systems.
Health & Safety Commitments
When you join our event, you can expect to see that health and safety is a priority, and that a range of measures are in place to ensure everyone involved is able to enjoy a safe, hygienic, productive and high-quality organised event experience.
All Informa events will be run according to official government and local authority guidance in the first instance, as well as any venue or location-specific regulations. In addition, Informa Australia will follow some key health and safety priority commitments as part of “Informa AllSecure“.
Full vaccination against Covid-19 is required for all in-person attendees.
As per the WA government regulation and licence for the Ritz-Carlton, all patrons (speakers, delegates, partners, sponsors, exhibitors and suppliers) must be double vaccinated to enter the premises. A proof of vaccination will be required on arrival. For those unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, we encourage you to participate in the event by booking a virtual pass to attend the event.
You can load your digital vaccination certificate directly to the ServiceWA app. The ServiceWA can be downloaded from the following links:
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Our Commitment to Sustainability
In Australia, we are committed to running our events in an environmentally and socially responsible way. Across Informa Connect we are focusing on the short and long-term sustainability impacts we have on customers and colleagues alongside the communities we work in.
We recognise that it’s not just about the way we produce our events and products but recognising that we have a role to play in providing a space to work in partnership together with our markets to inspire the sustainable development of the industries we serve.
To read more on our latest sustainability reports and Faster Forward initiatives – click here.
when & where
06 - 07 Apr 2022
The Ritz-Carlton Perth
1 Barrack St
Perth WA 6000
+61 8 6559 6888
SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION RATE
We have secured accommodation rate of $320.00* per room per night for conference attendees. To book, click here This rate is subject to availability and valid till 28th March 2022.
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